The Bhagavad Gita, often referred to as the Gita, is a 700-verse Sanskrit scripture that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata, is a dialogue between a disciple and master. The disciple, Indian prince Arjuna, is called to fight a defensive battle against vicious family...
His most recent book is Including the Earth in our Prayers, which links together his work in the emerging field of Spiritual Ecology, the need for a spiritual response to our present ecological crisis, with the practice of Spiritual Activism.
Hildegard von Bingen or the Sibyl of the Rhine was an abbess, a writer, poet, a polymath, scientist, doctor, composer, philosopher, visionary. She was also considered a precursor of Opera, of Ecological studies
A formidable example of this philosophy is the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius whose mandate in the great Rome endured between German invasions, attacks from the east and a vast revolt in several provinces.
To live simple voluntarily in a more straightforward way means to choose a life more bereft outwardly and more abundantly inwardly. It is taking the excess weight of luggage to make the journey through this world lighter and more pleasurable.